25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in November, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Budapest to be colder, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Lesser Town, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels travel route planner.

You can fly from Prague to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, stroll around Phoenix Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Dublin online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Dublin. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Madrid is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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